I Know About Micrograms Now
By Tao Lin - Apr 12, 2017
In 2016 ~150 micrograms of LSD
are in an average tab of LSD, I think.
“~” means approximately.
In 2012 I didn’t know much about micrograms.
Drugs I used then were measured mostly in milligrams.
2 milligrams of Xanax, 30 milligrams of Adderall.
Drugs I use in 2016 are measured in grams and micrograms.
.3 grams of cannabis baked in my oven, 1 tab of LSD
quartered into ~37.5 microgram parallelograms.
Population Reference Bureau estimated in 2011
that ~108 billion humans have ever lived.
The effect of ~108 billion humans
metabolized in a universe: Computers, the internet
nuclear weapons, skyscrapers, international airports
iPhones, six-volume novels, factory farms, staplers
cruise ships, World Wars, solitary confinement.
The effect of 108 billion molecules of LSD
metabolized in a person isn’t consciously noticeable.
The effect of 150,000,000 billion molecules of LSD
metabolized in a person is surprising and intense
and can be profound and/or scary.
The effect of 150,000,000 billion humans
metabolized in a universe: ?